Parish Newsletter 10th April 2011

posted 7 Jun 2011, 18:01 by A Clarke

Sunday 10th April 2011
Fifth Sunday of Lent         (15/11)

HOWTH NATIONAL SCHOOL – PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION
SCOIL MHUIRE  FAMILY TREASURE HUNT
To-day – Sunday, 10th April at 12.45 p.m.   Register in Saint Columbanus Hall. 
€20 per Team/Family.  Proceeds will go towards the Classroom Renovation Fund.

Service of Light
The Service of Light in preparation for Confirmation
will take place in the Church on Thursday 14th April at 8.00 p.m.

Today at the 12.noon Mass some of the young people from the Confirmation Class will read a Reflection.  (Copies are available in the Church).  We would like to wish them well as they complete their preparation over the coming weeks at home, with their parents and in school with their teacher Ms Audrey Clarke.

Holy Week Celebrations for families!
During Holy Week (April 17 to 23) we will celebrate the Passion of Jesus over the course of three special liturgies designed for children.  Next Sunday (Palm Sunday) we invite all the children to take part in our entrance procession at the beginning of Mass when we remember that Jesus came into Jerusalem to great singing and palm-waving!
On Holy Thursday (April 21) the 5pm (Quiet) Mass is part of the Communion Preparation Masses for Second Class (Scoil Mhuire) and remembers Jesus' last Supper with his friends when he celebrated the First Mass.
On Good Friday (April 22) at 12 noon the children will present the Stations of the Cross to remember the steps Jesus took on the day he died for us.
On Easter Sunday the 10.30 a.m. Mass will be a joyful and colourful celebration of the Risen Lord.
Therefore, please note that the full Passion will not be read at 10.30 a.m. Mass next Sunday (Palm Sunday), but the leaflets containing the full Passion will be available in the Church.

OUR DEAD
Please remember in your prayers DAVID BOLGER who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to his wife Suzanne and all the family.  We also remember MARGARET McLOUGHLIN, who died during the week.  The remains will arrive at the Church for 11.30 a.m. Mass on Monday morning (11th April) and afterwards to the Old Abbey Cemetery.  Our sympathy to her family.
May they rest in peace.

Scripture Readings for the Fifth Week of Lent
Monday 11th April
Dan 13: 1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62. Ps 22. Jn 8: 1-11
Tuesday 12th April
Num 21:4-9. Ps 101. Jn 8: 21-30
Wednesday 13th April
Dan 3: 14-20, 24-25, 28. Ps Dan 3. 52-56.Jn 8: 31-42
Thursday 14th April
Gen 17:3-9. Ps 104. Jn 8: 51-59
Friday 15th April
Jer 20: 10-13. Ps 17. Jn 10: 31-42
Saturday 16th April
Ezek 37: 21-28. Ps Jer 31: 10-13. Jn 11: 45-56
Sunday 17th April
Mt 21: 1-11. Is 50: 4-7. Ps 21. Plil 2: 6-11. Mt26: 14-27:66

SUNDAYS OF LENT   EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament this afternoon from 4.00 to 5.00 p.m.
Sung Evening Prayer and Benediction will follow at 5 o’clock.  All welcome.

GOOD FRIDAY
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Those who would like to take part in the presentation of the Stations of the Cross in the Church on Good Friday at 8.00 p.m. are invited to meet in the Church on Tuesday evening, 12th April and Wednesday 13th April at 7.30 p.m.  Rehearsals will take place on these evenings and a further rehearsal on Saturday 16th April at 11.30 a.m. in the Church.  All welcome.

Howth Parish Renewal and Reform Group
‘The Birth of the Early Christian Church’
Following two highly interesting talks which traced the history of ‘The Christian Church' [as recounted in the Acts of the Apostles] Sr. Celine Mangan, OP., will complete the series on Monday 11th April at 8.00 p.m. in St. Columbanus Hall. The final talk will focus on the journeys of St. Paul as he worked tirelessly to spread the message of Jesus.  ALL WELCOME

RECONCILIATION SERVICE
WITH INDIVIDUAL CONFESSION IN PREPARATION FOR EASTER
This Prayer Service will take place on Tuesday 19th April at 8.00 p.m. in the Church.  The Service will be conducted by Rev. David Tyndall, C.F., Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines.  There will be a number of visiting Confessors.


MASS INTENTIONS 10th – 16th April
Sunday 10th April 2011
Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 9th April) Thomas O’Connor
                                                  and Kevin O’Connor
 8.30 a.m. Michael Cusack
10.30 a.m. Deceased members I.C.A. Howth
                                                                              Guild
12.00 noon Mary and George Chisholm
 7.00 p.m. Christopher Hanway
Monday 11th April
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. 
11.30 a.m.  Funeral – Margaret McLoughlin
Tuesday 12th April
 8.00 a.m. Billy Long (Recently Deceased)
10.00 a.m. 
Wednesday 13th April
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. Eileen McDonagh (First Anniv.)
Thursday 14th April
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. 
Friday 15th April
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. Joseph Walsh
Saturday 16th April
10.00 a.m. Thomas Gallagher (First Anniv.)
11.00 a.m. Pierce O’Shea (Birthday
                                                     Remembrance)

SAINT VINCENT De PAUL SOCIETY
The local Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society will hold their monthly collection to-day – after all the Masses.

THE MUSIC OF GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

Handel’s Messiah on Fishamble Street with Our Lady’s Choral Society Wednesday 13th April at 1.00 p.m. Admission free. 
Handel’s Alexander’s Feast  at the Button Factory, Wednesday 13th April Temple Bar at 6.30 p.m. with Our Lady’s Choral Society and the National Sinfonia with Proinnsías Ó Duinn. Admission free.

FUND-RAISING MUSICAL MARATHON IN SUTTON METHODIST CHURCH
All proceeds in aid of Saint Francis Hospice, Raheny
Saturday 16th April
11.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. Admission €10
Local choirs will sing for 30 minutes and between each performance, music will be played on the organ and piano, including many well known hymns.  Audience participation very welcome.

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